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Albums Of The Week: Sparks | Annette: Cannes Edition (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The Mael brothers go Hollywood with this sophisticated, star-studded soundtrack.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Based on an original story and music by Ron and Russell Mael, the brothers behind the flamboyant band Sparks, Annette began life as an (unreleased) album but was transformed into a musical after they met filmmaker Leos Carax.

Having successfully maintained a five-decade-long career as one of the world’s most innovative and creative bands, it comes as no surprise that their collaboration with the visionary French director has resulted in a unique piece of film-making. The original soundtrack to Annette, with lyrics co-written by Carax and music composed and performed by Sparks, features vocals from the stars of the film: Adam Driver (Henry), Marion Cotillard (Ann) and Simon Helberg (The Conductor). The soundtrack was by Sparks and Marius de Vries, music director of La La Land and Moulin Rouge!.”